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Graduate Program

Graduate Director | Rob Duarte

Graduate Advisor + Coordinator | Tenee’ Hart

Florida State University MFA in STUDIO ART

The Florida State University Master of Fine Arts is an interdisciplinary program with a strong focus on research and practice. We offer outstanding, dedicated faculty and a rigorous curriculum. Our primary concern is contemporary art and the practice, history, and theories that inform it. The MFA in STUDIO ART Degree is a three-year residency program.

  • Fully funded*, three-year media-fluid interdisciplinary studio art program
  • Additional scholarship/fellowship opportunities that include awards of up to $30,000
  • Graduate assistantships with generous stipends and health insurance subsidies available
  • Professional training in teaching art in higher education with opportunities to teach at the college level
  • Dedicated individual and spacious graduate studios
  • Extensive facilities + labs with exclusive workshops for graduate students
  • 24/7 access to all MFA facilities: Studios, Computer Lab, Wood Shop, Metal Shop, Ceramics Shop, Installation Rooms, MFA Gallery, Sound & Video Rooms
  • Additional trained access to FSU’s Innovation Hub, FabLab (Fabrication Lab), Lightbox (Professional Documentation Studio), and our Large Format Printing Lab
  • Variety of study trips to major art hubs
  • Dynamic visiting artist and scholar program with hosted events and individual studio visits
  • Exhibition and curatorial opportunities on campus and in the community
  • Culminating exhibition in FSU’s Museum of Fine Art (MoFA)
         *Funding varies depending on incoming status – see our Assistantship & Funding page for details

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Featured artwork by Celeste Ivory

The MFA in STUDIO ART funding overview

  • Graduate students are eligible to receive full tuition waivers based on merit
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive Graduate Teaching or Technical Assistantships based on merit
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive a subsidy toward the university health insurance plan
  • Accepted candidates are eligible to be nominated for our new Departmental Scholarships
  • Accepted candidates may also be nominated for FSU’s Legacy Fellowship worth $10,000 per year for 3 years

About our Facilities

The Carnaghi Arts Building (CAB) accommodates studio space for three departments in the College of Fine Arts: the Department of Art, the Department of Interior Architecture + Design, and the School of Theatre. This 114,000+ square foot space provides a unique and collaborative learning environment for students in all art disciplines.

Overview of all facilities

  • MFA Gallery [WMC] and four additional project / installation spaces totaling 4000 ft²
  • Individual 235 ft² graduate studios, common spaces and a graduate seminar room
  • Ceramics: decal printer, wet 3D printer, various kilns (gas, electric, soda, raku, doll, etc.), wheels/wheel room, glaze room, plaster/mold-making area, spray booth, slab roller, including MFA exclusive shop
  • Digital Media: computer labs, sound and video editing lab, video documentation room [BlackBox], equipment available to checkout, including MFA exclusive labs
  • Digital Fabrication [FabLab]: laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC milling machine, vinyl cutter, 3D scanner, and electronics bench
  • Painting + Drawing: large and expansive labs with natural light, prop closet, including MFA exclusive spaces
  • Photo: digital large format, B&W darkroom, equipment available to checkout, large format negative scanner and photo documentation studio [LightBox]
  • Printmaking: area specific computer lab, letterpress, screen printing, lithography, etching, book arts
  • Sculpture: wood shop, metal fabrication shop, wide range of tools, sewing machines, including MFA exclusive shops

Additional Information:

Featured artworks by Zijie Yue + Kiley Brandt

We encourage you to visit our program! Please direct questions to our Graduate Advisor & Coordinator, Tenee’ Hart (

Florida State University
530 W Call Street
P.O. Box 3061150
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1150